PDP Criticizes Buhari Over Youths #Beekhaybee

Abdullahi Maibasir, the national youth leader of
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
criticised the government of President
Muhammadu Buhari.
Maibasir via a statement issued on occasion of
the the celebration of the International Youth
Day 2015, stated that current administration did
nothing for youth.
PDP said: “ We are examining each and every
policy of the present ruling party with regards
to youths. So far, we are yet to see none.”
Meanwhile, the youth leader praised the
immediate past government of Goodluck
Jonathan.
He said: “ As we in Nigeria join our counterparts
across the world to celebrate the International
Youths Day, the history and results of various
youth empowerment, leadership development
and integration programmes of previous PDP
led administrations are still very fresh in our
archives.”
On his part, President Buhari during the
celebration stated that the youths are architects
of change.
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Read PDP statement below:
“12th August of every year is set aside by the
United Nations to celebrate the achievements,
explore the possibilities and identify with the
challenges faced by the youth constituency
globally. The National Working Committee of the
PDP therefore wishes to celebrate with Nigerian
youths on this annual occasion.
“This year’s theme is “Youth Civic Engagement”
which further allows us to domesticate our
youth related issues in the course of our party’s
political direction and the democratic transition
in our country.
“As a constituency within our party, we have
allowed for sufficient time for reviews and deep
reflections. We have also observed with
sufficient pride; the dynamism of our party and
the untiring spirit of our new role as the
Nigeria’s leading and most formidable
opposition party.
“Today affords us an opportunity to appreciate
the support of our youth members, congratulate
Nigerian youths for the generally exemplary
conduct during the 2015 general elections and
commend young people for their solidarity and
belief in democracy and one Nigeria. This work
must continue because democracy is not an
event, but a process – aimed towards nation
building, good governance and pursuit of
prosperity.
“To our teeming youths; we also restate the
strong commitment of the present NWC on the
restructuring and reorganization of the party,
which has already commenced in earnest.
These series of exercises are aimed at
repositioning our party, retracing our founding
ideals, reconnecting and returning the party to
the people, providing a strong, objective and
virile opposition and preparing the grounds for
future elections. We should not be deterred and
we cannot be intimidated at this time in our
political history. After every historic
disappointment comes another historic
opportunity and discovery. We must rediscover
ourselves and take advantage of this
opportunity.
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“We are examining each and every policy of the
present ruling party with regards to youths. So
far, we are yet to see none. When eventually
they are unveiled to Nigerians, we shall put in
place a PDP Youth Think Tank Team to
objectively and dispassionately x – ray these
policies and make our views known.
Youth are vanguards of democracy, we are
ardent and dying believers in the rule of law,
transparency, doctrine of the separation of
powers and the independence of democratic
institutions especially the electoral body,
political parties, the press and the judiciary. We
shall never compromise on these ideals. We
also believe and shall continue to advocate for
a free and fully inclusive Nigeria for all
Nigerians. We will now fully and willingly deploy
our strengths to advance the cause of a strong
opposition.
“The National Directorate of Youth Affairs will in
due course inaugurate a PDP Youth
Restructuring Committee. The Committee will
be mandated to review the operational,
institutional and administrative regulations /
frameworks that guide youth activities,
mobilization, inclusion and mainstreaming in
the party and to further suggest contemporary
means for expanding youth inclusion in the
party.”

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